Thursday, September 27, 2007
Affidavit details "explosive" charges against Megahed & Mohamed
A newly released affidavit gives more details about the two USF students caught speeding in South Carolina. Ahmed Mohamed, 26, was arrested near a sensitive military installation in South Carolina on Aug. 4 along with fellow Egyptian national Youssef Megahed, 21. Deputies found what authorities describe as explosives in their vehicle's trunk.
Mohamed told investigators he made a videotape about remote bomb detonation to help people in Arab countries fight invading infidels, including U.S. military forces, according to the affidavit.
I don't know what the authorities are concerned about. Kids frequently use toy boats to launch powerful fireworks with long fuses near sensitive military bases. So I'm concerned that this might be a case of profiling. With their beards and all, these guys look like your classic militant Quakers.
Read more: Tamba Bay 10 and WCBD